(Original post by thecookiemonster)
I was just discussing this with my mates earlier, and was wondering what everyone else thought. Who is the greatest British sportsperson ever? I've suggested a few below, if anyone has anymore suggestions to add to the poll then please tell me!
The first ever Brit to win the Tour de France. He is also an olympic gold medallist.
Decathlete who won Gold at Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984, broke the Decathlon world record 4 times.
Was the captain of the only English football team to ever win the world cup. Pele once said he was the best defender he had every played against.
Olympic rower who won Gold medals at five consecutive Olympic games from 1984 to 2000.
Last British Tennis player who won the men's singles at Wimbledon, he won it three times between 1934-1936. Won eight grand slams.
Tennis player who won three grand slams, and who was the last Brit to win a wimbledon singles title, in 1977.
Cricketer who is considered England's greatest all-rounder, he is still England's leading wicket-taker, with 383.
Competed at the paralympics between 1988 and 2004 in a variety of events, in which she won 16 medals, including 11 gold.
Footballer who won European player of the year in 1968.
Snooker player who won a record seven world championships.
Darts player who was world champion 15 times.
Golfer who won three open championships and three masters.
Rugby Union player who won three Five Nations Grand Slams with Wales, scoring 20 tries in 53 tests.
Boxer who won the British and European heavyweight titles several times throughout his career, and who once defeated Muhammad Ali.
Racing Driver who is often called 'the greatest driver to never win the world championship.'